Shannon here: Amish Romance author, Laura V. Hilton shares a glimpse into her real life romance, plus a chance to win a copy of her latest release: Healing Love. Comment on any post dated Sept 10 – 14 to get your name in the drawing. Deadline: Sept 22nd, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Laura:
- Where is the most romantic place you and your spouse have ever been?
We went on vacation once to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. While we were there, we decided to visit all the water falls we could. We pulled into this one park, near Munising and hiked into the woods. I was kind of worried about bears, but the waterfall was totally worth it. It was gorgeous.
- How soon after meeting your spouse did you know he was the one?
I knew it the moment we met. The first thought I had was “That is the guy I’m going to marry. And my second thought was “Don’t be ridiculous, I don’t even know him.”
- How soon after meeting you did your spouse know you were the one?
He said his heart recognized me right away.
- Who is most romantic, you or your spouse?
Probably him. He brings me flowers, chocolate and other little gifts and does little things for me. I’m a more practical person and never think of the little sweet things.
- Where did you and your spouse go for your honeymoon?
We went to Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
About Laura: Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools three of her children. Her two oldest children are homeschool graduates and are in college. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.
Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts, and Promised to Another. Healing Love will begin the Amish of Webster County series in September 2012. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Laura is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites.
About the book – Healing Love: Life gets a lot harder for Amish midwife Kristi Lapp when a buggy wreck lands her in the hospital and leaves her with a pronounced limp. Among her biggest concerns is the well–being of her dog, Chinook, as she is no longer able to keep up with the high–energy Siberian husky. Adding insult to injury, she fears she’ll never marry for love, for what man would willingly wed a woman who needs help with even the most basic of household tasks?
Shane Zimmerman moved to Seymour for a fresh start. The veterinarian is still reeling from the loss of his young wife, who died in childbirth—an aneurysm, the autopsy determined, but he still blames the midwife and the herbal remedies she administered. He meets his next–door neighbor, Kristi, when he discovers her wrecked buggy and takes her to the hospital. Eager to deepen the friendship that forms between them, he offers to take care of exercising her dog. But the harsh words of Kristi’s father discourage him from pursuing a relationship further—for the time being. Shane isn’t Amish, although his grandparents were, and Ira Lapp would rather his daughter marry an aging Amish widower than a young Englischer.
Despite all the forces that would keep them apart, Kristi and Shane can’t deny the strong attraction between them. So, their on–again, off–again relationship persists, as Kristi submits to physical therapy for her leg and Shane reevaluates his reasons for being Englisch. But will they find a way to stay together? Or are their differences too divisive to resolve?
Come back Sept 12th for an interview with the hero from Laura’s latest release, Healing Hearts!